Friday, August 21, 2015

School kid

Wow! Charlotte starts 1st grade on Monday.... What?! Seriously, where is time going so quickly? I've always heard that in parenting the days go slow but the years pass fast. Ain't that the truth. I've been meaning to post her Kindergarten graduation pics for months it seems... 

Charlotte was an amazing kindergartner. We opted for full day class and while I was hesitant about it first she flourished. Just like she does in everything. Her first month in school she was awarded citizen of the month. Miss Cain adored her and vise versa, her writing is wonderful, she actually likes math and of course art and she'd tell that her favorite part of school was recess. 
Here's to a new year at a new school! Look out world... Charlotte is in 1st grade!! 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Oregon Coast

What an amazing vacation we've had! It's been filled with little hikes, longs walks on lots of different beaches, more cooking in than eating out and just good family fun. We made it to the Newport Aqauarium on the only rainy day of the week. The weather has been incredible. Today we flew a Tinkerbell kite on the beach for hours. Jake has daydreamed of exactly that (maybe not specifically Tinkerbell) for as many years as I can remember; flying kites with his family on the beach.
I started a collection of rocks that have been naturally shaped into hearts and enjoyed combing the beaches looking for additions daily. We. Ate. Junkfood. We snuggled and laughed and swam and played and just enjoyed eachother. 
It was a pretty magical week spent together and nice time to reflect on how truly blessed we are.